What is an

Achievement Test

An Achievement test is an assessment of developed knowledge or skill. The most common type of achievement test is a standardized test, such as the SAT, required for college entry in the United States. Achievement tests are developed to measure skills and knowledge learned in a given grade level, usually through planned instruction, such as training or classroom instruction. Achievement tests are often contrasted with aptitude tests.

Achievement test refer to assessments which scores are often used to determine the level of instruction for which a student is prepared. High achievement scores generally indicate that a level of mastery of grade-level material has been reached, and that the student is prepared for advanced instruction. Conversely, low achievement scores can indicate the need for further remediation or repeating a course grade level.